Spanish Landing Monument, San Diego, CA
N 32° 43.722 W 117° 12.557
11S E 480390 N 3621230
Quick Description: Dedicated to the heroic Spaniards who gave their lives and were buried near this site in 1769 - 70, after accompanying Gaspar de Portola, the first Govenor of California, in the exploration of California from San Diego to San Francisco. Dedicated January 24, 1988.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2009 10:42:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM7W6Q
Governor of Lower California Portola and Father Serra set out in early 1769 from Baja California on a combined sea and land expedition to colonize the ports of San Diego and Monterey. San Diego was occupied and the first presidio, military town and mission in Alta California were established there in 1769 in spite of frightful loss of life. Over two-thirds of the men from the San Carlos and San Antonio, supply ships of the expedition, died of disease and malnutrition, chiefly scurvy.
A more detailed account of the expedition can be found at
The monument is located in Spanish Landing Park on Harbor Drive in San Diego across from Terminal Two of San Diego Airport.
Relevent website: [Web Link]
List if there are any visiting hours:
This is in a public park that is open 24 hours.
Entrance fees (if any):
No fees, this is a public park.
Date dedicated: 1/24/1988
Sponsor(s): No sponsors listed on memorial.
Parking coordinates: Not Listed
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